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We're your best friends on the internet! Join Megan and Wendy in a weekly conversation centered around the topics they care about like parenting, beauty, self-care, pop culture, midlife, friendships, current events, all in the light and humorous style that they’re known for.

Long Story Short with Megan and Wendy: The Podcast Wendy Nielsen and Megan Samarin

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 47 Ratings

We're your best friends on the internet! Join Megan and Wendy in a weekly conversation centered around the topics they care about like parenting, beauty, self-care, pop culture, midlife, friendships, current events, all in the light and humorous style that they’re known for.

    Introducing: Approved with Megan and Wendy

    Introducing: Approved with Megan and Wendy

    Introducing Approved with Megan and Wendy!







    Looking for a fun and informative podcast hosted by the dynamic duo Megan and Wendy? Look no further than Approved with Megan and Wendy. Your favorite Hallmark movie reviewers are bringing their same hilarious banter to a brand new show where they ask each other what they are using and loving for the week.















    Visit the Approved with Megan and Wendy homepage. Three new episodes will debut on Wednesday, September 6th!















    Where to Listen to Approved with Megan and Wendy?







    Approved with Megan and Wendy is available now on all podcast platforms.







    Listen on Apple Podcasts







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    What You Can Expect from Approved with Megan and Wendy







    Approved with Megan and Wendy isn't just about laughs - these ladies are also sharing their not-so-expert recommendations on all the things you need in your life. They'll include things that they regularly repurchase and new discoveries they can't live without.







    From beauty to home, car to cleaning, Megan and Wendy have got you covered. Reviews are always genuine and never sponsored.







    Let Megan and Wendy do the hard work for you. The focus is on realistic solutions to real life problems, whether that's finding the perfect sunscreen or keeping your house clean.







    So if you're a product junkie or just looking to make your life a little easier, please following and listen to Approved with Megan and Wendy every week.

    • 12 min
    Episode 100: The Future of Long Story Short

    Episode 100: The Future of Long Story Short

    Megan and Wendy sit down for the first time after a long summer hiatus to talk about the future of Long Story Short! We have several exciting announcements to make, so listen in!















    Introducing Approved with Megan and Wendy







    We're excited to announce our new podcast, Approved with Megan and Wendy. You can subscribe/follow NOW in the podcast app of your choice! New episodes drop on Wednesdays starting on September 6.







    Long Story Short is Moving to Patreon







    We're taking Long Story Short to Patreon permanently! We would love to have you join us there for just $5 per month. New episodes will drop every Monday. There's a seven day free trial available before you commit.







    Our New Podcasting Schedule







    With all of these changes comes a new schedule. We've created an easy to follow image so you know were to find us on any give day of the week.

    Episode 99: Something About Summer

    Episode 99: Something About Summer

    There is something about summer, isn't there? The long, warm days that make everyone crazy come Labor Day. Megan and Wendy talk candidly about their hopes for this summer. Plus, a new addition to the Long Story Short team, a bone update from Wendy, and a recall that might affect you at home.







    Hey this is the last episode in this free feed until September. Join us for $5/month this summer over on Pateron! You'll find exclusive, brand new content over there from June - September.







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    Megan and Wendy talk about their summer plans and what they hope for.







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    Mentioned in this Episode









    * Understanding bone density results







    * Target candle recall alert







    * Starbucks rolling out nugget ice at their stores







    * CROCS are number one on Amazon







    * 100 things to do this summer and 100 things to do for teens during summer







    * Hoka Clifton Walking Shoes ($145)







    * Emeals - What is it? and our non-sponsored review of Emeals







    * Large summer calendar, download and printable ($5.99)







    * Sweaty summer solutions podcast



    * MegaBabe Thigh Rescue ($14), Body Dust ($20) and Gold Bond Spray ($8)











    * Megan's go-to sunscreens: Supergoop PLAY Everyday ($22+) and a href="https://rstyl...

    • 51 min
    Episode 98: 2023 Summer Reading Guide

    Episode 98: 2023 Summer Reading Guide

    You all know this is Megan's 2023 Summer Reading Guide. Wendy's got absolutely nothing to do it! If you're looking for something good to read this summer, Megan has a book suggestion for you. From young adult to rom-com and sci-fi to personal memoir - this is a comprehensive summer reading list. Plus, an update on an Approved item, a milk shower, and emails to the teacher. Is it summer yet?







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    Megan and Wendy share the 2023 Summer Reading Guide curated by super reader Megan! Young adult, rom-com, sci-fi, fantasy, memoirs and more!







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    Mentioned in this Episode









    * Target's Up & Up brand air freshener in fresh linen ($3.49)







    * B-Tight Lift & Firm Booty Mask (Ulta, $49)



    * What pink pepperslim does











    * "Heartstopper" on Netflix









    Summer Reading List 2023







    All of these books are linked in our Amazon storefront!









    * Solitaire by Alice Oseman







    * True Love Experiment by Christina Lauren







    * The Ferryman by Justin Cronin







    * The Five Star Weekend by Elin Hilderbrand







    * Georgie All Along by Kate Clayborn







    * In the Lives of Puppets by TJ Klune







    * A Heart that Works by Rob Delaney







    * The Anthropocene Reviewed: Essays on a Human-Centered Planet by John Green







    * The Happy Place by Emily Henry







    * Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt







    * Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston









    Megan and Wendy Approved!









    * Bona Pet System Mircrofiber Sweeping Pad (Target, $20)







    * The Inkey Caffeine Eye Cream (Sephora, $10.99)

    • 36 min
    Episode 97: Bright and Tight – Body Beauty Favorites

    Episode 97: Bright and Tight – Body Beauty Favorites

    Megan and Wendy share their go-to favorite body beauty favorites products in today's brand new episode! Also, a ChatGPT experiment, berries from "Shark Tank" and the Bama Rush documentary. Plus, we want listeners to weigh in on Megan's weird neighbor situation!







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    Megan and Wendy share their body beauty favorites







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    Mentioned in this Episode







    Everything Wendy Mentioned:









    * Dr. Teals Foaming Bath in Cannabis Sativa Hemp Seed Oil







    * Saltair Skin Softening Serum Body Wash in Pink Beach







    * Tree Hut Coco Colada Foaming Gel Wash







    * Tree Hut Sugar Scrub in Pineapple







    * AOS Detox Lemon Brightening Sugar Scrub (small business from Bend, OR)







    * Dry Brushing brush







    * Body Buddy Lotion Applicator







    * Nivea Skin Firming Body Lotion







    * Eucerin Advanced Repair Hand Cream







    * Apothecanna Extra Strength Body Cream with 400 mg CBD







    * Maely's B-Glossy Smoothing Body Serum







    * Mega Babe Body Dust







    * The Ordinary Glycolic Acid 7%







    * Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream









    Everything Megan Mentioned:









    * Harry's Fig Scented Body Wash







    * Naturium Glow Getter Body Wash







    * Tree Hut Sugar Scrub in Pineapple,

    • 40 min
    Episode 96: Pop Culture Club – May 2023

    Episode 96: Pop Culture Club – May 2023

    In today's brand new episode, Megan and Wendy share everything they are watching, reading, and reading in this month's Pop Culture Club May 2023. Plus, don't miss the Instagram fire Megan ignited about butter and a confession from Wendy.







    Megan and Wendy share all the things they are watching, reading and listening to in this month's Pop Culture Episode.







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    Mentioned in this Episode







    Megan is Watching:









    * Check out our Girls Gone Hallmark summer schedule. Fans of the podcast have requested their favorite Hallmark movies and they delivered! Feeling like a Hallmark movie, definitely catch something from this list.







    * The Diplomat (Netflix)







    * The Newsroom (from 2012, Aaron Sorkin)







    * Survivor (CBS, Paramount+)







    * Ted Lasso (AppleTV)









    Wendy is Watching:









    * Vanderpump Rules Watch with Brittany and Jax (Peacock)







    * The Diplomat







    * Emily in Paris (Netflix)







    * George Michael Freedom Uncut documentary







    * Shining Vale (Courtney Cox, Greg Kinnear, co-created by Sharon Horgan on STARZ)







    * Ted Lasso







    * The Fabelmans (Steven Spielberg)







    * Are You There God, It's Me Margaret?









    Megan is Reading:









    * The Very Secret Society of Irregular Witches by Sangu Mandanna







    * Georgie All Along by Kate Clayborn







    * Hate You Later by Ciara Blume

















    Wendy Wants to Read:









    * Icebreaker by Hannah Grace







    * Moments Like This by Anna Gomez and Kristoffer Polaha







    * The Life Council by Laura Tremaine









    Megan is Listening to:









    * The Royals of Malibu (scripted podcast)







    * On Fire with Jeff Probst









    Wendy is Listening to:









    * Jeff Lewis Live on SiriusXM







    * Scheanagains with Scheana Shay







    * Give Them Lala







    * On Fire with Jeff Probst













    Megan and Wendy Approved!









    * Megan is loving the KIND Minis Dark Chocolate Nuts & Sea Salt bars ($8.99/Target)







    * Wendy is a big fan of a href="https://rstyle.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

cant review nickname is taken ,

back to the beginning

all caught up with recent episodes so now I am going back to the beginning, episode one. megan and wendy make me smile, laugh, cringe-all the things that make a great podcast!!
this is my go to podcast

lisajsla.. ,

Great podcast!

I really enjoy this podcast. It’s my first go to podcast every week. Megan and Wendy talk about a lot of different topics from serious world issues to light funny tips about everything from skin care to breakfast ideas. Their Hallmark podcast is a fun listen also-even though I rarely watch the Hallmark movie they are reviewing. I’ve listened to them all. Some even more than once. Don’t make it weird. 😜

Michael From Mountains ,

From A Guy Who Likes Girls Gone Hallmark.

Megan and Wendy have quietly created the best Hallmark Movie podcast out there. They are quick witted and entertaining yet not afraid to call out the network for taking false steps. But they also give Hallmark credit where it’s due for advancing their programming to reflect a changing demographic. To cap it all off, their audio quality is excellent and each episode is just the right length. Check it out!

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